Okavango Delta


Botswana’s prize possession, one of the seven natural wonders of Africa and the largest inland delta on the planet is the majestic Okavango. Named “the river that never finds the sea” by locals, this unspoilt gem is a highly recommended region to visit when exploring Botswana.

It is truly a standout feature when it comes to untouched nature at its best and is one of the biggest highlights in Southern Africa for a clear reason. It recently was named a World Heritage Site in 2014 for its drainage systems that do not occur near an ocean but instead in the Kalahari Desert. It is home to many endangered animals such as the African Wild Dog, white and black rhinos, cheetahs and lions. Activities include fishing, guided game walks, night and day time safaris, Mokoro rides, scenic flights as well as boat excursions. Accommodation varies from tented camps to safari lodges on the edge of the delta, so there is a place to stay for any sort of budget.

Known as “the place with the short reeds” due to the abundance of reeds on the Thamalakane River is Maun, the gateway to the Okavango Delta. It is the “tourism capital” of Botswana and a gateway town for our southern and eastern African overland trips. Whilst it is still considered a village, this quaint region is growing at a massive rate due to the influx of tourists in recent times. There are hotels, shops and many activities to get involved in when staying here.

Ashanti Travel Online specializes in excursions to both these regions, so rest assured that we can plan and organise your Botswanan trip to best suit your needs and price range.

Botswana Okavango
2207, 2016

Tips on How to Prevent Malaria

July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Adventure Tours, Botswana, Budget Safaris, Day Tours, Destinations, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, News, Overland Tours, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Travel Advice, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nearly half of our planets population (more than 3 billion people) are living in high, medium or low risk malaria areas. Even though there has been a massive progress in curing and preventing this disease, it still causes many deaths each year and unfortunately most of them are here in Africa. When you’re on a holiday you really don’t want to have to worry about something as unpleasant as malaria, but at the same time you want to keep the risk of contracting the disease as low as possible. Here are a few steps to help prevent Malaria:  ABC(D)- prevention Awareness of the risk. [...]

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